Yucaipa, CA’s Professional Root Canal Dentist
At Steven M Wolfram DDS, we understand the thought of a root canal can bring up feelings of anxiety and nervousness. However, rest assured that our highly trained and experienced staff will aid in your root canal treatment and provide you with a supportive and highly professional experience. Dr. Wolfram is a skilled and trusted root canal dentist in the Yucaipa, CA, area.
Root Canal Treatment
It is important to keep up with your daily oral hygiene habits to prevent gum or tooth disease. However, in the event you do develop a decay or infection in the nerve of your tooth, a root canal treatment and procedure may be performed in order to save your tooth from extraction.
Root Canal FAQs
What is a root canal?
Many people are unaware of the importance of not only healthy teeth and gums, but also healthy roots and root canals. Your mouth contains connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels that run below your teeth. It is important to keep your root canals healthy, as you may develop inflammation or infections of the root and pulp, causing the need for root canal therapy.
What are problematic root canal symptoms?
Symptoms of an infected or inflamed root canal include tooth pain while chewing or consuming cold food, throbbing pain at your tooth, temperature sensitivity of your tooth, discoloration of your tooth, or sensitive or swollen gums. Sometimes, symptoms may not exist; therefore, it is important to see us for regular check-ups to ensure that teeth and root canals are healthy.
Why do I need a root canal treatment?
Infected or inflamed root canals can be caused by a deep cavity or filing, a chipped or cracked tooth, or injury to your tooth. These issues can cause bacteria to enter your tooth, resulting in inflamed or infected dental pulp. Without treatment to the root canal, tooth infection may worsen, resulting in the need to remove and extract the tooth.
What are the root canal treatment steps and procedure?
To stop the infection from spreading or getting worse, it is important for us to perform a root canal procedure as soon as symptoms arise. As Dr. Wolfram is an experienced and skilled endodontist, trust that he will provide you with the best care during your procedure, along with the comfort and reassurance you need. During the root canal procedure, Dr. Wolfram will numb your tooth so that you feel as little discomfort as possible. The pulp, or nerve of the tooth, is then removed and the canal is cleaned out and shaped so it can be filled. Along with a material to seal the root canal, medicine may be applied to get rid of any bacteria that may further cause infection. After this, your tooth is filled with a temporary filing to prevent any root canal contamination. On your second visit, Dr. Wolfram will remove the temporary filing and fill your tooth with a new permanent filing or crown, preventing any future infections and saving your tooth.